| 6 June 2002 18:30
In Loving memory of Jan Horn,
Jan Horn passed away 06 June 2002. Friends and family alike will miss him
To my Mentor and Friend.
You are the most intelligent person that I have ever met.
We will miss you dearly.
The dearest, humblest, sincerest, most intelligent person I know,
we will miss you bitterly.
No words can explain our loss, we miss you our friend.
You're the most beautiful and gentle person I know. Go well my friend.
So calm, so wise behind your years. You'll never know how much I appreciated
having you sitting next to me share your passion for life and computers. I'm
trully going to miss you Thanks for playing with us and thanks for living with
I don't know where to begin, over the last 8 years I have seen you come into
your own, always there, always in a good mood, always willing to listen, always
willing to help out, never a harsh word. The only true constant in my working
life is gone! I will miss you my friend, but never forget you, thanks for
Jan Horn. The living definition of "The Ghost in the Machine". So silent, yet
so powerful. May you live peacefully in whatever 3D world you created. I shall
remember you every time I hear the silent hum of a computer. And to the angels,
"Don't fear the Reaper", for he has been one of you since birth. Jan, my wise
friend, everything you touched turned to gold, and you have touched each and
every one of us in a very special way, no book, nor nobody else could have
tought us the things you tought us : How to be humble, how to take life one
step at a time, and how to sit back and smell the roses. Go well.
My Friend, i'll miss u so much, whom i going to play quake with, i'm lost.
You've left me with so much, And i'll miss your smile. Luv you lots. See u soon
To my gentle whiz kid - May you rest in peace. May you have moved on to better
The world is a poorer place without you, go on proudly and peacefully.
Although our encounter was brief, your smile made a large imprint in my memory.
When I reminisce about my long holiday back home I will remember you fondly as
one of the good time guys. It was a privilege to have boogied with you mate!
All the strength and love to your family and friends. Peace.
Jan, thank you for the gifts your life brought us. Thank you for putting up
with my noise in direct contrast to your peace and quiet. Your gentle way and
kind heart touched me and I will miss you. Your life was an example to me. May
your future journeys be filled with joy and love.
If i had to go find Jan now I would look for him in the moment that exists
where light and dark meet.
We shared that place once before ontop a mountain in drakensburg.
Jan is one of the few beings with whom i never felt that we where just monkeys
making noise , a peaceful warrior in whoms presence we could sit like cats
silent. I will always carry a small part of his calm being within my soul.
And as my own short life continues my mind and heart will miss him ,but I know
deep within our soul that he is ever with us. I cherish all the moments we
shared together in this life.
May your soul be looking across the vast expanse of infinity right now.
Thank you for choosing this time and place on this world to share your love
May love and light go with you.
It is very apparent that there is not one life or person that Jan came into
contact with that wasn't profoundly affected by his incredible gentle and
enlightened way. I will treasure the time I got to know him and will hold dear
the memories of the laughter we shared. This world is that much more beautiful
for knowing such a special entity like Jan.
Thanks for sharing your smile with us all.
Jan, I know you are safe and protected and watching over all of us.
To the family, I wish you all the love and strength during this diffcult time.
We will all cherish his memory.
The most genuine person I've ever met.
Dear Jan, I've never met you, but I've already considered you as a friend
because when I needed help in coding, your tutorial is always available.
Your code shows sweetness, beauty, and intelligence. I'll miss you--a friend
I've never met! Whereever you are, I am pretty sure it is a beautiful world.
Peace to you and your family.
Go well friend. I know you are now in a place that is warm and safe.
We will miss your companionship, calm presence, and smile.
We will always hold a place for you in our hearts.
Jan, you are truly a special and gentle soul. We will miss you dearly. You will
always be in our hearts and minds.
My friend JanHorn, you inspired the community with your skill, and you were a
great guy all round, a real role model for aspiring programmers to follow.
You will be sadly missed.
We will miss you.
Never letting go of your legacy and passion.
Your worlds will live on forever
and your dreams will become ours,
We will never forget you.
Jan, I will truly miss you. You have been an inspiration to all you have come
into contact with.
Your pure heart and Love for life have made you truly special. Blessed be.
Jan, I firmly believe you were always the secret weapon here at the 'b*x. You
will be sorely missed and I feel robbed that you were taken away so suddenly
without us having the chance to become better collegues and true friends. Your
spirit, beauty and gentle nature will always be present.
Heard about the tragic news; my thoughts are with Jan's family and friends.
Jan, you've clearly touched many lives and you'll be remembered forever. Rest
- Riaan, London, UK.
No words can express the sense of loss I feel for Jan. Although we only
exchanged a few e-mails, I am a frequent visitor to his site. He has been a
constant inspiration for a whole lot of people out there. His memory will live
on in our minds, and the code he wrote.
~ Ananth B.
Whenever I moaned at a developer, complained about someone's code, got annoyed
at a persons over-inflated ego or hoped for someone more capable, I was
mentally comparing them to you. You unknowingly set a difficult standard for
anyone I've worked or played with since. Your kind thoughtful nature never
failed to suprise. I'll miss every facet of you Jan, and so will many others.
To the kindest, most thoughtful person I have ever known!! Nothing was ever to
much trouble for you! I will miss you. All our love
~ Janice, Dario and Luca.
Jan Horn! You was my GURU for programming OpenGL in Delphi. I'm from Poland ,
my english is poor(what be visible), but You site I visit everyday. This is big
power for my education. I'm so sorry. I will miss you , but never forget you,
thanks for everything .....
You have been an inspiration with your web page to programmers around the
world. Your code was the code I would always point people to as the correct way
of doing things. You will be missed.
~ Chris Bruner
Jan Horn (Reaper),
I will miss you! I have known a lot of people in my life, you are one of those
people who has made a difference in mine.
Your hard work and humbleness will never be forgotten.
It was very sad to hear about this news.
May your memories always be cherished.
~ Philip du Plessis
I only knew Jan from the website and a couple of emails that I sent to him, but
this news has struck me deep. Jan was a genius in his own right and it's a
tragedy that we will no longer see this genius at work agian.
My hopes and prays are with the family
~ Bryon Mayo
I am at a loss for words, I cannot express enough my deepest condolences to
your family and friends, I only knew you for a short period of time, but got to
know you as a kind, gentle and compassionate person, who had a zest for life
and talents to match the best of them
This memorial site is a testimony to
your nature and the impression you made on all those who came to know you! The
world will miss you Jan, as will I! Farewell!
~ Michael Sterley
I will always remember Jan as a kind and very humble person, who was always
willing to help out no matter how much was on his plate. His incredible
technical know how combined with his quite yet bubbly personality will be
sorely missed by all of us who's lives he touched.
Your spirit lives on Jan! We always remember you with pride and loving
~ David Willis
Brett en ek het al 'n lang pad saam geloop, en deur Brett het ek Jan leer ken.
Leer ken as 'n briljante mens met 'n groot toekoms, gedryf deur passie en
waarvoor hy lief was. Leer ken as 'n saggeaarde, liefdevolle en nederige mens.
"His departure left a void". Ons almal sal hom mis.
i'm sure at the moment, you are surfing the web and reading my message. i'll
miss your nick coming online on msn at work, i'll miss seeing your new releases
coming up on your website and giving my opinion about them. And i'll simply
You taught me almost things i know today. Thanks for your patience, thanks for
having been nice, thanks for all!
Wherever you are, please keep coding, to show me new stuff : don't forget we
have to play Quake!!
my wish was to show you the last release of my demo, you liked the begin... i
will show you it anyway ! you will be proud of me.
Later my friend...
I know, I know, anyone else is readin this message, but also I know you are
reading, too. You helped and taught us a lot. But you aren't dead now, you're
in our hearts. We all miss you. We won't forget you and we know that you won't
forget us. You're now living in a world which has been created by you and your
dreams... Go Well My Friend...,
~Çetin Koca, Exact Games from Turkey (You reached all over the world, thank you
Your wisdom was an inspiration to us all.
Rest in piece JH.
The pain which results from the disappearance of a person that we love cannot
explain by simple words.
sorry, for my bad english, but it's even hard to explain in my native language
what happens. I just got the message that Jan died and it really shocked me. I
don't know him personally, but had sometime mail contact with him and of course
also know a lot of his opengl work, he did for all of us out there, with all
the enthusiasm and creativity - always trying to offer others a good source for
We really would like to thanks him for his work and wishing that the family and
the friends to keep strong in this hard time, we all are in mind with you!
Please look forward and be proud about what he reachs and about the big amount
of people he reachs all over the world. His lose cannot be repleaced either as
programmer or as the man he was. The words are missing...
~ Florian Sievert (phobeus) & a whole german OpenGL Community
To my invisible mentor. South Africa is a duller, more bland place without you.
I will miss your words of advice, your vast wells of help and most of all, you.
- Thomas Shone
Jan, I had only a few contact with you by email but I could see a person who
was always gentle and eager to help everytime! I and all the community will
miss you too much.
Every time I use OpenGl I'll remember you.
Shall God bless you with peace wherever you are mate.
I can't add to what your friends said so far, specially that I don't know you
in person. I don't know much about you either, but the little I know about you,
makes it clear to me that I lost one of the few people I take as an example.
It's a big loss to your family, your friends and to the Delphi and OpenGL
community, as well as to me. I hope my family will be half as much proud of me,
as your family is proud of you now. Your magic touch didn t only influence your
friends, but exceeded that and crossed the boundaries of your country to reach
people all over the world. I will continue to visit this site, just as if you
were still between us. I hope this site will stay up and running, to remind
people of the man who was always willing to give, and not to take. We will miss
you so much. May you rest peacefully in heaven
Your Works are talking about you, we are so sorry here in Arab World.
~ Aleed Omran
We are a french student group, you are still a model for us. Your tutorials
were an inspiration to us all. You give us your passion, we will always hold a
place for you in our minds.
In the few weeks that i have been devoting my studies to OPENgl learning... Jan
Horn was one of the few people gifted enough and kind enough to release source
code to the public to learn from. His concepts and artwork are unriveled in the
Delphi scene. You will be missed greatly
I never met Jan, nor even exchanged emails with him, but am one of the many
many aspiring Delphi/openGL programmers from around the world who visited Jan's
site and benefitted from him sharing his knowledge with us.
His generosity and willingness to help others were an inspiration to us all, as
well as a credit to his parents. He inspired us to aim high, and to also help
others in our turn if we can.
I was shocked and truly saddened to read yesterday of his passing. He will be
greatly missed by us all, but his memory will live on.
Vale Jan, friend of the world.
~ Harry, Brisbane, Australia
To an old friend,
There are a million things running through my mind right now; pain, sorrow,
anger, regret ... but as time passes, the only memories I will have of you will
be good ones. I'm going to miss you more than I ever imagined. Farewell and
I'm at a loss for words. Jan, you will be sorely missed.
~ Johan Pieterse
The day I met you, you changed my life. You opened doors for me which would
have stayed shut, and were always a kind, gentle and approachable mentor. Thank
~ Michael Pote
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